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seaJane

Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) - US terminology?

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seaJane

Just a quick one on behalf of a friend - was Casualty Clearing Station everyone's name for it, or did the US Army use something else?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

sJ

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TEW

Until Jan 1915 they were known as Casualty Clearing Hospitals which changed to Station apparently because non-military types assumed a CC Hospital would be equipped as a hospital should be rather than a group of tents and huts.

I'd guess that as US personal had worked at CCSs they would stick to the same terminology.

TEW

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seaJane

Thanks both!

(I have corrected the predictive typo in the heading)

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TEW

Had a search though Medical Services: General History and found that around June 1918 US divisions ran their own evacuations from front line to dressing stations but from there evacs were undertaken by BEF MACs to British CCSs. Therefore there were no American CCSs. I'd guess it would cause confusion if they adopted another terminology.

TEW

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seaJane

Thank you very much - that'll do nicely!

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